Lopez ended with 12 points (5-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, two blocks, and one assist in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 96-86 loss to New York. Lopez saw his highest minutes total in over two weeks Tuesday, finishing the game with 12 points in 31 minutes. The Bulls have been scaling back his role over the final few games but that does not take away from the fact he has been a standard league asset, basically since the All-Star break. The veteran has benefitted from the absence of a number of other players and is unlikely to have this sort of a role heading into next season.
Lopez produced 29 points (12-18 FG, 5-8 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one block in 30 minutes Monday in the Bulls' 113-105 loss to the Knicks. Though his team was on the losing side in a battle of lottery-bound squads, Lopez rang in his 31st birthday in style with a new season-high scoring tally. It was quite the bounce-back performance from the center, who mustered only two points in 23 minutes during the Bulls' previous game Saturday versus the Raptors. With backup Cristiano Felicio being the only healthy center on the roster, Lopez looks like he'll have a fairly clear path to sizable minutes over the Bulls' final four contests.
Lopez finished with 15 points (7-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds and four assists across 28 minutes in Wednesday's 118-98 loss to the Trail Blazers. Lopez was his usual self Wednesday night, collecting mediocre scoring totals on 50 percent shooting with solid rebounding numbers. On a team that's experimenting with the backcourt, the Bulls have their anchor in the paint for the time being to help assist in the development of the young guards.
Lopez totaled 10 points (5-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and one assist over 22 minutes in the Bulls' loss to the Jazz on Saturday. Lopez didn't do much in Saturday's matchup with the Jazz, though the Bulls collectively scored only 83 points in a 31-point blowout loss. Lopez can get buckets and swat shots very effectively at times, but his production is too inconsistent. He's a great daily play targeting the right matchups, but he's not as appealing in season-long leagues.
Lopez finished with 24 points 11-14 FG, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, and one block in 26 minutes during Monday's 116-101 victory over the Suns. Lopez continues to bound and astound, notching at least 20 points for the third time in the last four games. Lopez has been a revelation since the All-Star break and has been a top-70 player over the past month. He typically doesn't provide as many rebounds as you would expect from a center but is an elite shot-blocker and shoots the ball with tremendous efficiency.
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